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if your face fits
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear19 September 2018
if you fit in your ok but if you dont they will be on you like a rash and make your life hard, its one rule for them and one rule for you,
they say they will help you but they dont they back heel anything they can but hey ho who give a dam
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Stable job, limited opportunies
Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Warwick, Warwickshire15 August 2018
Limited opportunities, awful pay unless you are a senior manager.
if your face fits then great if not you will get nowhere. Having said that, Swedish company and likely to withstand any Brexit related down turn in business
Pros
great for CV and fair hours with half 4 finish
Cons
no progression
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Ok
Business Controller (Former Employee) –  Warwickshire8 August 2018
Not a bad place but there is no real progression.

All they do in the UK business is hire foreigners to be the directors such as the MD and CFO who are either french or swedish and don't believe Brits can hold these positions.
Pros
stable
Cons
no progression
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4.0
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Good career oportunities
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Duxford, Cambridgeshire16 July 2018
A good varied work force with lots of knowledge within the teams. There are good opportunities there for those who are keen to learn the construction industry.
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Good place to work with good training and benifit package
Field Service Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Cambridge11 May 2018
A varied and interesting place to work with different challenges day to day but with high levels of support within the company to assist with those challenges.
Pros
good salery and benifits package
Cons
long hours in high pressure enviroment
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All Work and no play
Technician (Former Employee) –  Cardonald6 April 2018
Worked there for a number of years
When i started it was good managers great fun
Then all change people and mates all starting back and fitting into the top slot's
Chasing you to work over time and if you didn't, black listing you and giving you all the rubbish jobs.
If your a hard worker and good at your job you ain't going to progress as they want to keep you on the shop floor as they cant get good tech's to start and the one's that do start get more money than the guys that have been there a long time .
If you face fits and your in the gang no problem
If they take a disliking to you that's it no coming back from it
Pros
Most of the workers are great guys but loads left or were pushed
Cons
Managers putting unnecessary pressure on you to fit there agenda
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Credit control
Credit control (Former Employee) –  Warwick9 March 2018
Uncaring worst manager ever worked for. Ignores the staff . Badly managed no guidance. Very unhappy team. Phones never stop but you are meant to complete tasks they seem ignorant to the phones ringing. Too many chiefs.
Manager can’t multitask put hand in the air don’t bother me. She said must be grateful she does not complain when you need to go to the toilet
Best part of the day is going home
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Delivery Driver (Former Employee) –  Hayes, Greater London12 February 2018
The average day would start quite early, the delivery side is quite disorganized and badly managed, the people that have been there the longest sort of dictate what happens.
Pros
you might finish on time one day and can have a good evening
Cons
long hours
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Behind the times.
Multi Skilled Operative (Former Employee) –  Rugby22 January 2018
Awful environment. Worst managed warehouse i've ever worked in. Management seem incapable of resolving problems and take no responsibility for the problems they have. Used to have a solid reputation in Rugby, sadly no more.
Pros
Great team in the warehouse
Cons
Management
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5.0
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Lively place to work
Receptionist (Current Employee) –  Birmingham, West Midlands21 January 2018
Busy most of the time.but does have quiet times
Too
Nice group of people and lots of different sections
To make it more varied work
Met lots of cusomers being front of house
Pros
Easy going
Cons
Long hours
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ok place to work
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Waltham Abbey8 January 2018
Within the correct team of people there is a chance of progression to move forward but the salary is very poor and there seems to be no fixed lunch breaks
Pros
decent IT system to work with
Cons
salary
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4.0
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Family Business's
TMS Garages, Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Peterborough, Cambridgeshire8 November 2017
As they say, ' the early bird catches the worm', and so I would get in ready to chat with service customers. For me I had found that a soft sell approach in the initial stages worked better as a Volvo customer tended to be as well informed as you about the product and pushing them into a sale was unlikely. This made for a pleasant sales environment in the showroom, but it was the usual target driven role behind the scenes. Even as a sales manager I would still have a direct input with customers which wasn't always convenient and added to the pressure to produce results.
It is a strange mix of team work to meet manufacturers standards and looking out for number one to hit targets and earn acceptable wages. Never a dull moment looking back.
The hardest part of working for a family owned business is that they are always there, so you cannot hide when it is going wrong! As a result you learn to own up quick, limit the damage and put it right.
It works the other way as well as you will normally get much quicker responses to day to day issues, and owners who actually understand what they have.
The best part of any sales job is the people.
Pros
Nice car, good bonuses when it goes right.
Cons
Long hours at weekends, bad family/work balance.
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Outdated and archaic
Sales Executive (Former Employee) –  Duxford, Cambridgeshire31 October 2017
Long hours and unskilled managers. Poor people management skills and a culture of bullying. No flexibility with hours and not at all family friendly. Managers promoted beyond their capabilities. Lack of support and training
Pros
None
Cons
Long hours and negative environment
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Would recommend
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  midlands13 October 2017
Fun environment to work in with opportunity for progression for those with ambition. Varied day to day work that keeps things fresh and helps to promote learning
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Good place to work
Parts Advisor (Former Employee) –  Ipswich13 September 2017
The management at Volvo is very good and well structured. the most enjoyable part of the job is working with a well trained team and dealing with customers who value you as a person.
Pros
good hours
Cons
pay
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Nice working place
Financial Accountant (Former Employee) –  Warwickshire6 September 2017
Friendly and enjoyable workplace.Managers are very helpful and supporting. Productive and busy workplace. Work life balance is good.
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A good company with a keen desire to develop its staff
Assistant Accountant (Current Employee) –  Warwickshire31 August 2017
Throughout my time there has been a keen drive to develop staff through training and development.
In comparison to other companies I would say the salary isn't as competitive as other places.
Pros
flexi working
Cons
lack of career progression
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Happy workplace
Various Roles (Former Employee) –  Irvine, North Ayrshire22 August 2017
Volvo as a company was a good employer. I worked there for 20 years and was disappointed to be made redundant. The conditions were excellent to work in. I and others thought they had a job for life. Not to be although the company did help enormously by giving 2 years notice of closure. Giving plenty time to plan
Pros
Excellent conditions with plenty bonuses
Cons
Closure of factory was premature
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Amazing Brand - Amazing People
Customer Champion/Customer Liaison Officer (Current Employee) –  Umhlanga17 August 2017
I have a passion for people and with that Volvo's ethics mirror my own.

It has been an incredible journey with this company and my colleagues have become my personal friends.
Pros
Medical + Provident Fund
Cons
None.
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Regional Financial Accountant (Current Employee) –  Warwick, Warwickshire22 June 2017
Job Work/Life Balance - not great

Salary/Benefits - not great

Job Security/Advancement - not great

Management - not great not much communication

Job Culture - not great
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